Bulletin Board: Apply to join the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council

Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council logoSubmitted by Sierra Jenkins

The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council has two openings for Community Officer seats on the 19-member council. The purpose of the BHNC is to promote a more vibrant community in the Boyle Heights neighborhood by establishing an open line of communication between the BHNC, the government and other neighborhoods.

The process to apply is simple. Fill out the application at www.bhnc.net/application, submit to info@bhnc.net and plan to come to the next BHNC General Board Meeting on June 26, 2013 at 6:15 p.m. at the Boyle Heights Senior Citizen Center, 2839 E 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90033. To join the board, you must live, work or own property in Boyle Heights. Per the BHNC bylaws, the seats will be filled by a vote of the current BHNC board members.

Learn more about the BHNC, read the latest news from Boyle Heights and sign up for our free community newsletter at www.bhnc.net.

One comment

  1. I agree with Sierra, that the “purpose of the BHNC is to establish an open line of communication between the BHNC, the government and other neighborhoods, However, the BHNC should built an open line of communication with the stakeholders from Boyle Heights first. The NC are extremely important in areas like Boyle Heights because of the disconnect of the participation of the community in government issues and some of the very important issues like: pollution of arsenic from EXIDE CO airborne through out Boyle Heights, the contamination of Lead in the ground and water, in addition to the five freeways that cross Boyle Heights, the several airline routes that fly directly over Boyle Heights turning into LAX to land, and sometime at a very low heights that we can read the number on the airplane. There are many issues in Boyle Heights that affect over 100,000 pepple yet only a hand full of people attend the meetings, unless there is money to give away on grants. There is always for presenters from outside the community than there is residents. The representation of the BHNC is of the community, how can they represent the community if they have not interaction with the community at all. How do the Board know what the community wants and what their concern are? I just feel that they need to work on outreach, not just letting people know about BHNC, but also inviting them and getting the interest of the community to come to the meetings. The current board has potential to do so much for the community, I believe that your board has the experties and know how to become an active NC for the community, I am not sure what holding the board back, because they have a excellent qualified board, I feel someone need to allow them to move forward in their ideas, or support their visions and ideas.

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